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4 Mouthwatering ground pork recipes to get you out of your dinner rut

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Keep ground pork on hand, and you can whip up these delicious meals any night of the week

These ground pork recipes are the perfect way to kick dinnertime up a notch.

Take these egg rolls, for example. They are meaty on the inside and light and crispy on the outside.

Keep ground pork on hand, and you can whip up these delicious meals any night of the week

And for an added bonus, try dipping them into your fave barbecue sauce.

Keep ground pork on hand, and you can whip up these delicious meals any night of the week

These egg rolls make a nice appetizer too.

Keep ground pork on hand, and you can whip up these delicious meals any night of the week

Ground pork egg rolls recipe

Homemade egg rolls filled with ground pork and spices make for a meaty but light meal. Serve with your favorite barbecue sauce.

Serves 2

Prep time: 15 minutes | Cook time: 35 minutes | Total time: 50 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1 pound ground pork
  • 4 green onions, diced (including the green part)
  • 2 garlic cloves, diced
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon powdered ginger
  • 3 dashes ground black pepper
  • 6 egg roll skins
  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • 1 cup barbecue sauce, for dipping

Directions:

  1. Heat a large, nonstick skillet on medium heat, and add the ground pork. Use a spatula to break apart the meat so that it's in small pieces rather than in chunks.
  2. To the pan, add the onions, garlic, soy sauce, sesame oil, ginger and pepper. Stir together.
  3. Stir as the pork mixture is cooking until the meat is thoroughly cooked.
  4. Remove from the heat, and let cool for about 10 minutes.
  5. Spoon the pork mixture onto an egg roll skin, toward the side closest to you.
  6. Fold the left and the right sides of the skin toward the center and over the pork mixture.
  7. Then roll into an egg roll. Repeat for the remaining egg rolls.
  8. Heat a medium-size skillet on medium heat, and add the canola oil.
  9. Let the oil heat up just a bit, and then carefully add the egg rolls fold sides down to the pan. Depending on the size of the pan, they might need to be cooked in batches.
  10. When the bottom side of the egg roll turns a golden color, turn it over to another side.
  11. Once all sides are a golden color, transfer the egg rolls to a plate lined with a paper towel to drain off any excess oil.
  12. Serve while warm with barbecue sauce for dipping.
Keep ground pork on hand, and you can whip up these delicious meals any night of the week

Ground pork meatballs drenched in a marinara sauce with melted cheese are a good thing.

Keep ground pork on hand, and you can whip up these delicious meals any night of the week

I like to serve these meatballs in individual serving skillets so that the melted cheese stays pretty and covers the top until just before digging in.

Keep ground pork on hand, and you can whip up these delicious meals any night of the week

The meatballs freeze up nicely too. Sometimes I'll make extra meatballs just to put in the freezer so I can make them for dinner when I'm pressed for time.

Keep ground pork on hand, and you can whip up these delicious meals any night of the week

Cheesy ground pork meatballs with marinara recipe

Ground pork meatballs topped with a quick marinara sauce and melted cheese hot right out of the oven makes a wonderful meal for any day of the week.

Serves 2

Prep time: 15 minutes | Cook time: 35 minutes | Total time: 50 minutes

Ingredients:

For the meatballs

  • 1 pound ground pork
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano leaves
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/3 cup crushed Ritz crackers (about 7 crackers; substitute with other crackers if desired)
  • 3 teaspoons olive oil

For the marinara sauce

  • 1 (15 ounce) can tomato sauce
  • 2 teaspoons dried basil leaves
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano leaves
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 3 dashes salt
  • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 2 tablespoons chopped Italian parsley, for garnish

Directions:

For the meatballs

  1. Heat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. To a large bowl, add the ground pork, oregano, pepper, salt, garlic powder and crackers.
  3. Mix together with your hands, and make 6 large meatballs.
  4. To a small cookie sheet or shallow pan, add the meatballs.
  5. Drizzle olive oil on top of the meatballs, and bake uncovered until thoroughly cooked (about 30 minutes).

For the sauce

  1. While the meatballs are cooking, heat a medium-size pan on low to medium heat, and add the tomato sauce, basil, oregano, garlic powder, pepper and salt. Stir.
  2. Continue to stir as the sauce simmers for about 20 minutes.
  3. To a shallow, ovenproof serving dish, add the meatballs. Top with the sauce and mozzarella cheese.
  4. Warm in the oven until the cheese melts, garnish with parsley, and serve while hot.
Keep ground pork on hand, and you can whip up these delicious meals any night of the week

One of the best things about sliders is when the burger is thick and comes with a delicious sauce, like these ground pork sliders.

Keep ground pork on hand, and you can whip up these delicious meals any night of the week

I especially like sliders when the bread is super soft, so I use fresh dinner rolls when I can find them in the grocery store. It makes for a slider that is so easy to sink your teeth into. Which I say from experience.

Keep ground pork on hand, and you can whip up these delicious meals any night of the week

Ground pork and teriyaki wine sauce sliders recipe

Sliders made with ground pork and diced apples are topped with a quick and easy, semihomemade teriyaki wine sauce.

Serves 2

Prep time: 15 minutes | Cook time: 30 minutes | Total time: 45 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1 pound ground pork
  • 1/4 cup diced onion
  • 1 garlic clove, diced
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 cup diced apple (skinned and core removed)
  • 4 dashes salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3/4 cup barbecue sauce
  • 3/4 cup teriyaki sauce
  • 1 cup red wine
  • 6 slider rolls
  • 1/2 cup shredded lettuce
  • 1/4 cup chopped purple cabbage
  • 1/2 cup cilantro sprigs

Directions:

  1. To a large bowl, add the pork, onion, garlic, red pepper flakes, apple, salt and pepper. Mix together, and make 6 small patties.
  2. Heat a nonstick, medium-size skillet on medium heat, and add the olive oil.
  3. Add the patties to the skillet, and let cook until the bottom sides of the pork are browned, then turn them over.
  4. Continue to cook until the pork is thoroughly cooked.
  5. Remove from the pan, and set the patties aside for a moment.
  6. Heat the same skillet on low to medium heat, and add the barbecue sauce, teriyaki sauce and wine. Stir together.
  7. Continuously stir as the sauce reduces. Let cook until the sauce thickens (about 10 minutes).
  8. On each bottom side of the slider rolls, drizzle a little bit of sauce.
  9. Add the pork patties to the rolls, and drizzle more sauce on top of each patty.
  10. Top with lettuce, purple cabbage and cilantro.
  11. Add the top sides of the slider rolls, and serve while warm.
Keep ground pork on hand, and you can whip up these delicious meals any night of the week

The spicy ground pork in these tacos is delicious, if I do say so myself.

Keep ground pork on hand, and you can whip up these delicious meals any night of the week

The meat along with the toppings and crispy shell make for a wonderful dinner. It's so good that taking slow bites is recommended to make it last longer.

Keep ground pork on hand, and you can whip up these delicious meals any night of the week

Crispy ground pork tacos recipe

Homemade, crispy taco shells filled with spicy ground pork, cheese and lettuce make a wonderful meal that's a special treat for dinner.

Serves 2

Prep time: 15 minutes | Cook time: 35 minutes | Total time: 50 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1 pound ground pork
  • 1/3 cup chopped onion
  • 1 jalapeño, stem removed, seeded and chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 3 tablespoons chili powder
  • 2 dashes ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 6 corn tortillas
  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup shredded lettuce
  • 1/2 cup shredded purple cabbage
  • 1 cup salsa

Directions:

  1. Heat a large, nonstick skillet on medium heat, and add the ground pork, onion, jalapeño, garlic powder, pepper, chili powder, cumin and salt. Stir.
  2. Continue to stir as the pork cooks. Stir in the water.
  3. Let cook until the pork is thoroughly cooked and the mixture thickens. Remove from the heat, and set aside for a moment.
  4. Heat a small skillet on medium heat, and add the canola oil.
  5. Let the canola oil warm for a moment. Using tongs, carefully put a tortilla into the oil, holding half the tortilla up so it's not in the oil to form a taco shell. Let the bottom side of the tortilla cook until it's a light golden color, and then turn it over to the other side.
  6. When both sides of the taco shell are a light golden color, remove it from the pan, and put it onto a plate lined with a paper towel. Repeat cooking the tortillas to make the remaining taco shells.
  7. Fill the taco shells with the pork mixture, and top with cheese, lettuce, purple cabbage and salsa.
  8. Serve while warm.

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